Readability is a myth | SBS News

Readability is a myth | SBS News

“Difficulty” is one way to dismiss that unease—to say, well, if you don’t like this important novel, it’s because you aren’t willing to do the hard work required to understand it. But recognizing that difficulty is various and subjective doesn’t mean I should try harder to like Fifty Shades. Rather, it’s a way to point out that opacity and frustration aren’t necessarily errors or failures on the part of the reader. The experience of reading is often the sound of no pages turning—an absence as varied, as complicated, and as important as pleasure.     


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